Definitions for vicious circle
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Logic. (in demonstration) the use of each of two propositions to establish the other. (in definition) the use of each of two terms to define the other.
Origin of vicious circle:
vicious circle, vicious cycle(noun)
one trouble leads to another that aggravates the first
an argument that assumes that which is to be proved
A situation in which the solution to one problem creates a chain of problems, each making it more difficult to solve the original one.
A fallacy in which the premise is used to prove a conclusion which is then used to prove the premise.
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